How defensiveness kills collaboration

  • 22 September 2021
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Thanks so much to everyone who attended today! I’ve attached my slides as a PDF. Happy to answer any questions you may have!

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Thanks for sharing @mattlemay -- this was a great talk and I really loved the format and the content today. I know many folks got a ton of value from the storytelling format and the Q&A as well.

Loved the tips to avoid defensiveness and wanted to re-share those here as well:

  • Present multiple options, avoid yes/no conversations and decisions
  • Get in the habit of saying “OK, great!” and….then thinking about what to say next
  • Give yourself a 24-hour buffer for any actions that feel defensive or reactive